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Physics/Materials Science
29.01.2018
A ski jacket that actively gets rid of
A ski jacket that actively gets rid of
To keep the body warm and dry during winter sports, high-performance clothing is a must. The demands on these textiles are high, as a person sweats up to one liter per hour on his upper body alone when skiing.
Physics/Materials Science - Innovation/Technology
29.01.2018
Using what's there
Using what’s there
At the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, researchers are looking for solutions that enable energy from the sun, the wind, or biomass to be efficiently integrated into the Swiss energy system. A city - let's call it Esiville - wants to become a trailblazer in sustainability and obtain its energy completely from sun, wind, and biomass.
Physics/Materials Science
26.01.2018
Making lighter vehicles with magnesium alloys
Making lighter vehicles with magnesium alloys
EPFL researchers have developed models of magnesium alloys to understand how to make the metal more pliable. Magnesium is the lightest metal on earth but cannot easily be shaped into usable forms. The researchers hope that with the models will lead to the discovery of new, more malleable alloys, so that carmakers can make lighter vehicles that consume less energy.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
25.01.2018
Research across disciplines
Research across disciplines
Research at the University of Bern is being intensified: Networking projects from different subject areas are being supported with three new Interfaculty Research Cooperations IRC. The projects deal with the health of environment, animals and humans, with religious conflicts and with sleep. The University of Bern strikes a new path in research funding: With the Interfaculty Research Cooperations IRC, it is launching networking projects, each of which involves 8 to 13 research groups from different faculties and which are being specifically funded.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.01.2018
Leprosy's drug resistance and origin revealed by genome analysis
Leprosy's drug resistance and origin revealed by genome analysis
Scientists led by EPFL have isolated leprosy bacteria directly from human samples, and analyzed the purified genomes to identify mutations that confer drug resistance to the bacterium, as well as gain insights into the origins of the disease. The study is published , just ahead of the World Leprosy Day , 28th January 2018.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
24.01.2018
Unexpected Helpers in Wound Healing
Unexpected Helpers in Wound Healing
An essential step in skin wound healing is wound closure, which is why shortly after an injury occurs, blood coagulates and seals the wound.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
24.01.2018
Boosting cancer therapy with cross-dressed immune cells
Boosting cancer therapy with cross-dressed immune cells
Researchers at EPFL have created artificial molecules that can help the immune system to recognize and attack cancer tumors.
Computer Science/Telecom
23.01.2018
Drones learn to navigate autonomously by imitating cars and bicycles
Drones learn to navigate autonomously by imitating cars and bicycles
All today's commercial drones use GPS, which works fine above building roofs and in high altitudes. But what, when the drones have to navigate autonomously at low altitude among tall buildings or in the dense, unstructured city streets with cars, cyclists or pedestrians suddenly crossing their way?
Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
22.01.2018
Feedback enhances brainwave control of a novel hand-exoskeleton
Feedback enhances brainwave control of a novel hand-exoskeleton
EPFL scientists are developing a lightweight and portable hand exoskeleton that can be controlled with brainwaves. The device enhances performance of brain-machine interfaces and can restore functional grasps for the physically impaired. An extremely lightweight and portable hand exoskeleton may one day help the physically impaired with daily living.
Life Sciences
22.01.2018
Combination of Resistance Genes Offers Better Protection for Wheat against Powdery Mildew
Combination of Resistance Genes Offers Better Protection for Wheat against Powdery Mildew
A decent wheat harvest requires robust wheat. However, wheat crops are often infected by fungal diseases such as powdery mildew. For several years now, UZH researchers have been investigating a wheat gene that confers resistance to powdery mildew ( Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici ). The gene, called the Pm3 resistance gene, exists in different variations, so called alleles.
Life Sciences
18.01.2018
A new, dynamic view of chromatin movements
A new, dynamic view of chromatin movements
In cells, proteins tightly package the long thread of DNA into pearl necklace-like complexes known as chromatin.
Physics/Materials Science
17.01.2018
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
17.01.2018
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
17.01.2018
Bile acids fire up fat-burning
EPFL scientists have discovered a novel role for bile acids: converting energy-storing white fat depots into energy-expending beige fat. The study is published. Obesity arises from an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure. As a result, current treatments try to decrease calorie intake and/or increase energy expenditure.
Architecture - Computer Science/Telecom
15.01.2018
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Architecture
15.01.2018
Smart buildings that can manage our electricity needs
Smart buildings that can manage our electricity needs
Researchers at EPFL have developed a system that can be installed in a building to collect data on people's energy usage. The aim is then to send this data directly to a smart electric grid that will allocate resources optimally. A smart grid that decides how best to distribute energy based on availability, cost and customers' needs - that's the energy concept being developed by researchers in the School of Engineering's Electronics Laboratory.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
12.01.2018
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
11.01.2018
Extremely bright and fast light emission
Extremely bright and fast light emission
A type of quantum dot that has been intensively studied in recent years can reproduce light in every colour and is very bright. An international research team including scientists from Empa has now discovered why this is the case. The quantum dots could someday be used in LEDs. An international team of researchers from ETH Zurich , IBM Research Zurich, Empa and four American research institutions have found the explanation for why a class of nanocrystals that has been intensively studied in recent years shines in such incredibly bright colours.
History/Archeology
11.01.2018
Bernese archaeologist discovers the earliest tomb of a Scythian prince
Bernese archaeologist discovers the earliest tomb of a Scythian prince
Deep in a swamp in the Russian republic of Tuva, SNSF-funded archaeologist Gino Caspari has discovered an undisturbed Scythian burial mound. All the evidence suggests that this is not only the largest Scythian princely tomb in South Siberia, but also the earliest - and that it may be harbouring some outstandingly well-preserved treasures.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
11.01.2018
GBT Detection Unlocks Exploration of 'Aromatic' Interstellar Chemistry
GBT Detection Unlocks Exploration of ’Aromatic’ Interstellar Chemistry
Astronomers had a mystery on their hands. No matter where they looked, from inside the Milky Way to distant galaxies, they observed a puzzling glow of infrared light. This faint cosmic light, which presents itself as a series of spikes in the infrared spectrum, had no easily identifiable source. It seemed unrelated to any recognizable cosmic feature, like giant interstellar clouds, star-forming regions, or supernova remnants.